Elevation: 6,265 ft
GPS: 32.382, -110.908 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: CO_Michael on Aug 8, 2008 with improvements by Jon.R
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick
Access Issue: Restrictions January 1 - April 30 Details

Description

Big monolith on the west side of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Wilderness climbing within the view of the road.Backcountry Rock Climbing in Southern Arizona is the guide book of choice.http://www.climbaz.com/Backcountry/backcountry.htmlWater: Water is available along the approach from the west side at the Spring (as of May 2019) but at this point you haven't gained much elevation. Probably best not to stop here but could be useful on the return trip if you run out of water.Descent:Northern Gully: 2 ropes required. This is rumored to be the preferred descent.Original Descent Gully: Located between the main table mountain face (Cherry Jam/Crescent Crack) and the face which contains Modern Day Warrior. 2 straightforward rappels with 1 rope. Be very careful approaching the second rappel as the blocks near the anchor are very loose.

Getting There

Approach (West): 2-3 hours if you don't get lost.
  • From the small picnic area located at 2436 E Skipping Rock Way, Oro Valley head up the trail/road cut for ~10 min. Keep an eye out for a cairned path down to the wash but this is not well marked. If you can't find it, just head down into the wash.
  • Follow the wash until you hit the trail generally heading East. Eventually you hit the wilderness boundary fence (~30 min). Head through the opening in the fence and follow the trail to the spring (~1 hr). 
  • From the Spring there's a good trail that is well cairned up to the ridge. On the ridge (lots of shin daggers), we were not able to find much of a trail, but follow the ridge towards table mountain. Keep an eye out to the North/hiker's left for a cairned path that takes you to the toe of the buttress. 
  • A third/ easy fourth class section from here leads you to base of Cherry Jam/Crescent Crack

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Classic Climbing Routes at Table Mountain

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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
Cherry Jam
Trad 6 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Crescent Crack, Left Variation
Trad 6 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
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Modern Day Warrior
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cherry Jam
 17
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 6 pitches
Crescent Crack, Left Variation
 14
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Modern Day Warrior
 7
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 5 pitches
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